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Charivari

[shee-və-REE]

Part of speech: noun

Origin: French, mid 17th century

1.

(historical) A noisy mock serenade performed by a group of people to celebrate a marriage or mock an unpopular person.

2.

A series of discordant noises.

Examples of Charivari in a sentence

"The groomsmen broke out into a spontaneous charivari as the reception was ending."

"The orchestra's warmup was a loud charivari."

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